Candidate for Guam's medical examiner position named
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Post Mortem Commission has selected Dr. Jeffrey Nine to serve as the chief medical examiner of Guam with an annual salary of $310,000, the Office of the Attorney General announced today.
Nine will assume the post that has been vacant since Dr. Aurelio Espinola retired in 2019 after serving as Guam's chief medical examiner for 25 years.
Attorney General Leevin T. Camacho said Attorney General Edward Manibusan confirmed that the Northern Mariana Islands’ Attorney General’s Office remains committed to providing $50,000 as part of this package in exchange for Dr. Nine providing forensic pathology services to the NMI.
During the meeting, the Commission also discussed Dr. Nine’s extensive qualifications, including his current position of Chief Medical Examiner of Yavapai County, Arizona and experience as a professor of pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio; and Ross University School of medicine, Dominica, West Indies.
Dr. Kenny Su, the candidate previously selected by the Commission last year, declined the offer, expressing concerns over the Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s budget and facility.